Milan Ristović: Civil War in Greece and its Communist Neighbours: The Beginning of the Cold War on the Balkans 1945-1950 and its Repercussions
Date: 1 December 2014
Time: 11 a.m., c.t.
Venue: seminar room of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena (Am Planetarium 7)

Further information can be found in the section Seminar.

Call for papers

Beyond Defeat and Victory. Physical Violence and the Reconstitution of East-Central Europe, 1914-1923
Dates and venue: 17 -19 September 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
Organizers: Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Imre Kertész Kolleg at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena; Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. 
Deadline for paper proposal: 31 December 2014 
Further information can be viewed here: Call for Papers



Polish Cinema in Jena: Jesteś Bogiem/Du bist Gott

Date: Monday, 1 December 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Kino im Schillerhof, Jena, Helmboldstraße 1
Entrance fee: 6 euros

Direction: Leszek Dawid, Poland 2012
Original version with German subtitles

Further information can be viewed in the section Events 2014

New Publication: Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Vol. 4

© De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg Verlag

Jörg Ganzenmüller and Raphael Utz (Eds.)

Sowjetische Verbrechen und russische Erinnerung:
Orte - Akteure - Deutungen

Die russische Erinnerungskultur wird oft als zerrissen und fragmentiert beschrieben und gleichzeitig die geschichtspolitische Allmacht des Staates beklagt. Aber besitzt der Kreml wirklich die alleinige Deutungshoheit und wäre eine einheitlichere Geschichtskultur – gerade unter diesen Vorzeichen – überhaupt erstrebenswert? Was wird eigentlich genau untersucht, wenn sich die Wissenschaft der heutigen Erinnerung an die Verbrechen des Stalinismus zuwendet? Und lässt sich eigentlich rechtfertigen, dabei von einem deutschen ‚Muster‘ der Aufarbeitung auszugehen? 

Further information can be found in the section Monograph series of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena 

New Publication: Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Vol. 5

© De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg Verlag

Włodzimierz Borodziej, Stanislav Holubec and Joachim von Puttkamer (Eds.)

Mastery and Lost Illusions:
Space and Time in the Modernization of Eastern and Central Europe

This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region's transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state's role in the mastery of space, particularly in the context of state socialism. The volume also sheds light on the ruralization of cities and mutual perceptions of the rural and urban populations in this region.   

Further information can be found in the section Monograph series of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena  



The Ukrainian Crisis in the European Media and the Public Sphere

Anti-government protest in Kiev; © Sasha Maksymenko; flickr;

The current situation in Ukraine is the subject of an intense discussion in the public sphere and the media across Europe. But what do we know about how our neighbouring countries are reflecting on the crisis, its historical background and its meaning for the relationship between our countries, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union?

We asked historians and sociologists from more than 15 European countries, the US, Israel and Turkey for contributions on the media coverage of and public debates on the Ukrainian crisis in their own countries.

Read more in the section "Cultures of History"